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    ASTM E2209 - 21

    Standard Test Method for Analysis of High Manganese Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM E2209 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The chemical composition of high manganese steel alloys must be determined accurately to ensure the desired metallurgical properties. This procedure is suitable for manufacturing control and inspection testing.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the analysis of high manganese steel by spark atomic emission spectrometry for the following elements in the ranges shown:


    Composition Range, %



    Aluminum (Al)

    0.02 to 0.15

    Carbon (C)

    0.3 to 1.4

    Chromium (Cr)

    0.25 to 2.00

    Manganese (Mn)

    8.0 to 16.2

    Molybdenum (Mo)

    0.03 to 2.0

    Nickel (Ni)

    0.05 to 4.0

    Phosphorus (P)

    0.025 to 0.06

    Silicon (Si)

    0.25 to 1.5

    Note 1: The ranges represent the actual levels at which this method was tested.2 These composition ranges can be extended by the use of suitable reference materials. Validation of these extensions may be conducted by following Practice E2587. Sulfur is not included because differences in results between laboratories exceeded acceptable limits at all sulfur levels.

    1.2 This test method may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E305 Practice for Establishing and Controlling Spark Atomic Emission Spectrochemical Analytical Curves

    E406 Practice for Using Controlled Atmospheres in Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    E1059 Practice for Designating Shapes and Sizes of Nongraphite Counter Electrodes

    E1329 Practice for Verification and Use of Control Charts in Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1601 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Evaluate the Performance of an Analytical Method

    E1806 Practice for Sampling Steel and Iron for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E2587 Practice for Use of Control Charts in Statistical Process Control

    Other Document

    ASTM MNL 7 ASTM Manual on Presentation of Data and Control Chart Analysis, 8th Edition, 2010.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115403(Spectrometers); 11101704(Steel)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2209-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2209-21, Standard Test Method for Analysis of High Manganese Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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